For Public Health Professionals
Public health professionals should reference this page for information on how to integrate community gardening and safer soil practices. Local laws should apply.
Selected citations from the Science Gardener Collective:
Upcoming: “Dirty Garden Soil: Practice Steps for Cleaner Backyard and Community Gardens” 141st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. November 5, 2013 presented by: W. J. Heiger-Bernays, P. Barrett, B. Kim, J. Tabony, Dept of Environmmental Health, BU School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Upcoming: “Relative contribution of lead via inhalation of soil particulate matter to gardener’s lead exposure” Poster session presented at Communities, Ecology, and Health: Making the Connection. 34th Annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; Nashville, TN. Nov 17-21, 2013. Presented by: J. Tabony, and W.J. Heiger-Bernays, Dept of Environmmental Health, BU School of Public Health, Boston, MA